Le Bonheur (1965 film)

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Le Bonheur
Le bonheur.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Agnès Varda
Produced by Mag Bodard
Written by Agnès Varda
Music by Jean-Michel Defaye
Cinematography Claude Beausoleil
Jean Rabier
Edited by Janine Verneau
Release date(s) France:
2 January 1965
United States:
23 May 1966
Running time 80 minutes
Country France
Language French

Le Bonheur ("Happiness") is a 1965 French drama film directed by Agnès Varda.[1] [2] The film is associated with the French New Wave and won two awards at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival, including the Jury Grand Prix.[3] The film's beautiful colours resulted from the creation of a new colour negative because the original had faded during production.

Plot[edit]

François and Thérèse are happily married and live in their own house with their two children. One day François reveals to his wife that he's having an affair with a woman named Émilie. His suggestion of a ménage à trois dismays Thérèse and she commits suicide. Émilie doesn't hesitate to take Thérèse's place as the wife of François and the mother of Thérèse's children Pierrot and Gisou

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Bonheur / Happiness". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  2. ^ Weiler, A. H. (1966-05-24) "'Le Bonheur' at the Fine Arts:A Moving but Immature Treatment of Love Agnes Varda Chooses a Renoir Background." The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-05-15.
  3. ^ "Berlinale 1965: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 

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